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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville
(4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • The great sub, the extra aquarium, with audio-guide, but the part on the Titanic, blah... but he really takes all the afternoon. A very nice afternoon.
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  • Beautiful discovery that the city of the sea. Science, curiosities, unusual and rich discoveries. The visit of the submarine is a must (attention: less than 5 years may not enter). A nice family day where large and small Marvel as the visit. No doubt to redo!
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  • Holiday week we decide to finally visit the city of the Sea (although for the Cherbourgeois ^^). The visit of the Sub is very well, it's impressive. Titanic exhibition I was expecting much better it's a shame. Part aquarium I am disappointed, apart from the 11 meters aquarium which is superb, there is not much and it lack a lot of explanations and legends (probably in the audio guide € 3 per person). Count when even a big afternoon or even a small day for do. Overall it's nice but I expected better.
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  • Really interesting to walk around the submarine, I'd give the attraction that has specific time slots a miss though. That little section is a tacky gimmick.
  • Visited as we had a couple hours to pass before our ferry. The audio tour of the nuclear submarine was absolutely fascinating and we'd have loved to have had more time to fully explore the other exhibits, but did feel that for a shorter visit it was rather expensive at 18€ per person.
  • Good fun for children and very impressive nuclear submarine on display.
  • One of the main place to visit in Cherbourg, the most interesting place remains the submarin visit
  • Trop de monde !!!!!